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Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

(3 Votes)
SERVES
12
COOK TIME
25 Min

For those times when you need a classic white cake that everybody will love, you can't go wrong with this vanilla cake recipe that you dress up with homemade chocolate cream cheese frosting.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package vanilla cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water

  • Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, and water; mix well. Divide batter evenly between cake pans.
     
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
     
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add vanilla and cocoa and continue beating until thoroughly mixed. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and continue to mix until well blended. Spread frosting evenly over cooled cake.
     
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What is "vanilla cake mix"? Is it white cake mix or yellow cake mix?

There is actually a "french vanilla" cake mix (Betty Crocker) OR you could probably use a white cake mix...

I made this today and my frosting never stiffened enough to spread -even when I added additional conf. sugar. The only thing I put in not according to recipe was margarine instead of butter- Don't know what happened!!

Unfortunately, there is a big difference between butter and margine. The oil and water in margarine causes it to have a watery consistency, whereas butter is made with cream, which is what gives the frosting the right consistency.

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